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(Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.
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2015-07-02 21:52:04
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is weighing up two alternative proposals on how to cut CO2 emissions from the energy sector and plans to make a decision on July 1, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday.
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2015-06-24 05:40:53
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed new rules on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from heavy, long-haul trucks, a move to attack climate change that prompted a wary response from industry groups worried about the costs.
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2015-06-19 14:02:19
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‘Why not appoint a coal commissioner?’ asks wind and renewables industry, reacting with dismay to leaked promise made to crossbenchers The Abbott government’s proposed “wind commissioner” represents a “new low in its relentless anti-renewables campaign”, the wind industry says, suggesting the Coalition might do better to appoint a “coal commissioner”
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2015-06-18 04:47:20
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After a leaked document revealed Tony Abbott’s government plans to create a windfarm commissioner, Twitter turned its hive mind to the task of appointing people to sort out other bothersome thingsWord of the Abbott government’s proposal of a “windfarm commissioner” – to determine their visual appeal, perhaps – has been received with glee on Twitter, where suggestions for further appointments are being corralled with the hashtag #allthecommissioners
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2015-06-18 01:41:06
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has issued a draft environment tax law which proposes targeting air, water, noise and solid waste pollution through levies on polluters, the Cabinet’s Legislative Affairs Office said on Wednesday.







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2015-06-10 06:17:48
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The Baird government is preparing to privatise electricity distribution at the exact time vulnerable consumers need the state’s protection from energy poverty A NSW parliamentary inquiry will table its findings into the Baird government’s proposal to privatise the state’s distribution and transmission assets on Tuesday
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2015-06-01 16:30:01
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year.




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2015-05-29 09:28:57
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shareholders of the top two U.S. oil companies on Wednesday rejected proposals to add directors with climate change expertise to their boards, but a measure passed at one, Chevron Corp, could give new power to minority investors with environmental concerns.

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2015-05-27 16:09:48
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impactsWho said large-scale hydropower was out? As an article published by Climate Central recently noted, it has now been omitted from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual reports on renewable energy for eight years running, and “may be seen as a risky bet” for investors
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2015-05-26 11:45:22
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BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union diplomats have approved a proposal to begin reform of the world's biggest carbon market in 2019, Latvia, the holder of the EU Presidency, said on Wednesday.







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2015-05-13 12:08:16
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent blending targets for the country's renewable fuels program to the White House for review ahead of a fast-approaching June 1 deadline for publicly releasing its proposal, according to industry sources.
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2015-05-05 14:42:24
Thursday, April 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said it was proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris later in the year.






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2015-04-30 06:25:44
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's environment minister on Monday hit back at opposition from leading members of Angela Merkel's conservatives to a proposed coal levy, saying it risked jeopardizing the chancellor's credibility ahead of the G7 summit in June.
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2015-04-20 14:06:21
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The Conservatives have promised to give people living near proposed windfarms the final say on applications. Will the future of renewable energy in the UK come down to a matter of taste?The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small, pretty run of houses whose position on the Caldicot and Wentloog Levels serves as a reminder of the force of both humans and environment: on the horizon lies the city’s docks, while a scratchpost at the ancient parish church is marked with a reminder of just how high the waters rose in the Bristol Channel flood of 1607
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2015-04-18 02:00:01